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Bookbinding sample - 'Cord Knotting'

Hand-made binding for Dryad booklet 127 'Cord Knotting'. Cover reflects subject.

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Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 2:11 PM
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Printed end paper for bookbinding

Sheet of white paper block printed in blue with a wave pattern, with label on back. Eileen made this design and then printed the paper using a lino block as part of the occupational therapy course.

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Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 2:11 PM
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Rug-making sample (blue, green, purple stripes)

Sample of rug making using rags in shades of blue, green and purple. Fringes have been made at either end from the warp threads.

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Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 2:10 PM
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Rug-making sample (geometric design)

Sample of rug making with pink, blue and brown knotted rug wool. Fringes have been made at either end from the warp threads.

Type: image
Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 2:10 PM
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Leather belt

Leather belt made from soft leather pre-cut shapes plus leather thongs. Possibly made for teaching elderly patients in local authority homes.

Type: image
Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 1:40 PM
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Leather case for a cigarette lighter

Case for a cigarette lighter made from black leather stamped to resemble crocodile skin, unlined, with black press stud, with black plastic thonging. Possibly made for teaching elderly patients in local authority homes.

Type: image
Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 1:40 PM
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Straw mat

Straw mat made by coiling ready-made straw plait interspersed with sections of orange and blue felt, and secured with pins.

Type: image
Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 1:39 PM
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Cane tray with multicolour base

Long, narrow cane-edged tray made on a Gordon Ellis plastic covered base supplied through the Nottingham Handicraft Company. The base appears to be hardboard covered with sticky-back plastic, dating the tray to the 1960s.

Type: image
Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 1:39 PM
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Felt puppies

Two small fawn coloured felt puppies with black felt ears and tails, red felt tongues and leather collars, white and black felt eyes and eyebrows, whiskers, nose and mouth drawn in black ink. Sewn together with blanket stitch. Made for Eileen's children, Deborah (short nose) and Michael (long nose) by James Greenman, commercial artist and patient of Eileen Mary Ambrose. Mr Greenman would attend a class Eileen ran for patients every Tuesday afternoon, and would invent items to make. One of the puppy's legs has become detached.

Type: image
Creators: Greenman, James; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 1:39 PM
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Flat cane basket with wooden base

Flat cane basket made using a Swedish Basketry base supplied by the Crown Pressing Company.

Type: image
Creators: Ambrose, Eileen Mary; Family of Eileen Ambrose;
Year: 2018
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:May 8, 2019 1:39 PM
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